Monster Auto Show to Benefit Local Charities
The Monster Auto Show and Children's Charity Event will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. It features the Monster Transmission and Performance Car, Truck and Bike Show; an all-day truck pull; a truck tug-of-war; live music; vendors; a petting zoo; face painting; games; and other children's activities. A fireworks display will start at dusk, about 8 p.m. Funds raised will benefit various children's charities, including the Florida Children's Home Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Admission at the gate is $8; children 9 and younger are admitted free. Call toll-free at 1-888-628-9817 or visit monsterautoshow.com.
Peace group plans to stage protest
The NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice will have a demonstration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way, across from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. The demonstration is to protest recent FBI raids of various antiwar groups in Minnesota, Illinois and North Carolina, as well as to protest the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sunday's HUMAN festival canceled
The HUMAN Festival scheduled for Sunday at the SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center has been canceled. For information, call (813) 841-7700, (352) 683-6235, (727) 856-0135 or (352) 796-0570.
Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk — Weeki Wachee: Prewalk activities start at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
An Evening of Storytelling with Jerry Cowling: 7-9 p.m., Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St., Brooksville. Free. (352) 345-4466.
Brookridge Social Dance Group Oktober Fest Dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Community Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 597-0723.
Chinsegut Reptile and Amphibian Festival: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free admission. (352) 754-6722.
Envy Pageant Productions presents Miss Hernando Beach Latina and Miss Teen Hernando Beach Latina-World Pageant: Lunch at noon, pageant at 1 p.m., R Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $15, includes lunch. (352) 256-9959.
Foster Parent Association of Hernando County's Fall Dinner-Dance: 6 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12. (352) 754-0377.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Annual Auction: Noon-3 p.m., Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. $7. (727) 379-6208.
Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.